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Monday, June 26, 2017

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:13:00

Exciting Downtown Property Available

Tower Building tenants enjoy walkability to downtown restaurants, courthouses and the River Market. Building amenities include two restaurants, a barbershop, convenience store, dry cleaner and covered parking.

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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 16:54:00

After the storm open line

Flooding remains after a deadly storm that left damage over much of Arkansas. An open line for Sunday evening.

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Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 15:08:00

LR City Board talks about crime and gang violence

Police Chief Kenton Buckner talked to the Little Rock City Board this afternoon at a special meeting about violent crime and the role being played by gang activities. The police can do more — and will, he said. But police alone are not the solution for problems besetting the most crime-prone neighborhoods.

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Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 09:42:00

Opponents of Little Rock school tax say construction possible without new taxes

Opponents of an extension of 12.4 millions in Little Rock School District property taxes at a cost of $600 million or more say critical construction needs in the district can be made without a bond issue that lines the pockets of bond firms and lawyers.

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Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 08:53:00

Little Rock City Board crime show today gets low rating

The Little Rock City Board has scheduled a special Sunday TV show to posture about violence. A grassroots anti-crime group complains that the city board had ignored its calls for action until an episode of violence in a white neighborhood.

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 17:55:45

UPDATE: Fourth death confirmed in Polk County; suspect identified

UPDATE: The body of Reilly Scarborough has been found, bringing to four the number of family homicides in Polk County. The nine-year-old was found in woods west of Hatfield. A suspect is in custody.

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Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 17:55:40

The Saturday open line

An open line for a Saturday not yet as rainy as predicted, at least everywhere.

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Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 17:55:00

Baker Kurrus: Opposes Little Rock School District tax

Baker Kurrus has written a monumental essay explaining why he opposes the proposal in the May 9 special , the Little Rock lawyer and businessman who long served on the Little Rock School Board and spent a year as its superintendent after the state takeover before being fired by Education Commissioner

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Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 16:57:00

The death penalty fight goes on

The organized group working against the death penalty in Arkansas and elsewhere continues its campaign today with more statements from a public relations effort that has been busy since the beginning of Arkansas's planned burst of state killings.

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Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 07:53:00

Before the flood

Twitter is flooded with predictions of sandbag-requiring flash flooding and torrential rains today, particularly in Northwest Arkansas. Keep us posted.

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 17:09:00

The Aftermath of the March to Death Edition

The executions of four men in eight days and related matters, the state’s plans to deal with a shortfall in revenue and more — covered on this week's podcast.

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Friday, April 28, 2017 - 15:58:00

LR City Board to meet Sunday on crime; public comments not allowed

The Little Rock City Board will have a special called meeting at 3 p.m. Sunday to discuss the recent increase in violent crime episodes.

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Friday, April 28, 2017 - 15:03:00

How low can they go? An insulting flyer for Little Rock school tax

The group pushing a huge addition to personal property tax payments in the Little Rock School District have hit a new low with their latest pro-tax flyer. A vote against it means you hate kids.

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Friday, April 28, 2017 - 13:47:00

UPDATE: Inmates' attorneys ask federal court for investigation of Arkansas executions. Judge OKs gathering of evidence.

UPDATED: A federal judge has ordered an autopsy and preservation of tissue and blood samples in response to a motion from attorneys for Kenneth Williams, who want to determine if he suffered during his execution Thursday night.

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Friday, April 28, 2017 - 13:28:00

Finally. Friday.

TGIF open line and news roundup.

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Friday, April 28, 2017 - 12:39:00

Pianos pop up in Little Rock

The city of Little Rock and the Downtown Little Rock Partnership rolled out the pianos today at Capitol and Main.

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Friday, April 28, 2017 - 12:38:00

Gov. Hutchinson on last night's execution: went according to protocol, no need for an independent investigation

At a press conference this morning at the State Capitol, Governor Asa Hutchinson said that there would be no need for an independent review of last night's execution of death row inmate Kenneth Williams or even a written report, calling such an investigation "totally unjustified" even though witnesses said that as the deadly drugs were administered, Williams convulsed for ten seconds and coughed and made other noises loud enough to be heard through the plate glass separating the execution chamber and the witness room.

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Friday, April 28, 2017 - 11:48:00

Lt. Gov. Griffin adds Koch group operative to staff

Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin announced today that he'd hired David Ray, who'd been the director of the Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity's affiliate in Arkansas, as his deputy chief of staff and communications director.

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Friday, April 28, 2017 - 11:24:00

UPDATE: Governor announces $70 million budget cut to meet tax revenue shortfall

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said this morning that the state budget for the fiscal year, which ends June 30, will be cut $70 million because of a shortfall in revenue this year.

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Friday, April 28, 2017 - 10:47:00

Three in family dead, child missing in Polk County

A child is missing and his mother, sister and a relative have been found dead this week in Polk County, local authorities say.

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